I was stopped March 2011 and got caught with a roach. I was charged with P.O.M and tried getting a deferred disposition but on March of 2012 I was convicted guilty in absentea.
I don't see how you could have been convicted without being present ? Was this in Maryland ?
The following is from the website for the Canadian Embassy
Overcoming criminal inadmissibility
A. Convictions/offences outside Canada
If you were convicted of or committed a criminal offence outside Canada, you may overcome this criminal inadmissibility
•by applying for rehabilitation, or
•you may be deemed to have been rehabilitated if at least ten years have passed since you completed the sentence imposed upon you, or since you committed the offence, if the offence is one that would, in Canada, be an indictable offence punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of less than ten years.
If the offence is one that would, in Canada, be prosecuted summarily and if you were convicted for two (2) or more such offences, that period is at least five (5) years after the sentences imposed were served or to be served.
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